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Cause of 2-alarm fire in Beacon Hill neighborhood remains undetermined

SEATTLE – On March 13 just after 2 a.m., firefighters responded to the 6000 Block of 19th Avenue South for a report of heavy flames and smoke coming from a residence in the Beacon Hill neighborhood. SFD units arrived on scene and reported a well-involved fire in a car port which had spread to the attached residence and the house directly to the north. The incident commander quickly upgraded the response to a 2-alarm to bring in additional units for firefighting efforts.

Crews actively battled fires in both structures. Fire damage was evident to the interior of the home of the primary fire residence as well as four vehicles and the entire carport. The attic space and floor two of the neighboring house suffered fire damage as well. Ladder companies conducted a search of both residences and reported that all occupants had safely evacuated. The American Red Cross was requested to the scene for nine displaced residents.

At the height of the fire, there were 10 engines and four ladder trucks on scene. Crews had the fire extinguished within 44 minutes. There were no reported injuries to members of the public or firefighters.

Fire investigators responded and are ruling it as undetermined pending further information. A total of four vehicles sustained heavy fire damage, two under the car port and two in the driveway. Total estimated loss is $350,000.